March DwD Session: 3.10.10

March Design with Dialogue explores the purposes and styles of conversation in organized planning and design situations. Ryan Coleman presents concepts from the Focused Conversation method, a process formulated and taught by Institute of Cultural Affairs. We explore a group conversation using the method, and explore the extension of FC with visual reflection, in large […]

Hosting the Chaordic Organization

Toke Moller of the The Art of Hosting community recently posted a link to the Art of Hosting in chaordic design process.  A picture of the process, nearly identical to the Kaos Pilot project model, is found on the Chaordic site and linked here.  A full description of the process is provided on The […]

Kaos Pilot Guide to Social Innovation

Design with Dialogue has hosted two Kaos Pilots in recent months, founder Uffe Elbaeck in October and Bruce Mau KP intern Jonas Skafte. We admit to being enchanted with their loosely-defined Chaordic project process and their action-oriented learning preference. In recent discussions I have asserted the Kaos Pilot program is one of the best design […]

Community Practices: Preparing for ChangeCamp

At January’s Design with Dialogue Mark Kuznicki and Daniel Rose of The Moment shared the essential principles and spirit of Peter Block’s book, Community – The Structure of Belonging.  Community presents Block’s theory and practices of neighbourhood development and provides guidelines for organizers to facilitate more effective community gatherings. We invited members of the DwD […]